Controls have been tightened at the German-Austrian border following the Islamist attack in Vienna on Monday night, killing at least five people, including one attacker, as Austrian security services launched major searches for suspects, informs Agerpres.
A spokesman for the federal police in Passau confirmed in statements to the Bavarian radio station BR that, since Monday evening, checks have been carried out at virtually all border crossing points to detect possible attackers who may have fled.
“There are no total controls. We do not require documents from anyone entering the country with a registration number in the region. But we establish visual contact with each driver “, said the same spokesperson.
These German-Austrian border controls are considered a “tactical priority” by federal police, he said.